Whole30 – Day 1
Let’s do this Whole30 – Day 1! I am in desperate need of a reset. I have done Whole30 successfully once before with a group from my Crossfit box. I wish everyone could understand how amazing it makes you feel… that was back in 2013 before I got preggo with my son. I was the happiest, healthiest and leanest I had been since I was a kid. Since then I have made many many attempts to get through the 30 days after straying too far from what my body needs, but I have failed for one reason or another. Since I don’t have a group backing me up this time, this blog is going to be support system.
I KNOW me and dairy have a love/hate relationship, but for some reason I seem to like to torture myself and eat the darned stuff. I have had allergies since my mid-twenties, mainly to maple pollen and ragweed. Spring and Fall are pretty much spent hugging a box of Kleenex and hovering over a pot of steaming water. Recently I’ve been stuffy all year round. I went to see my general practitioner and she thought I had developed sinusitis from my allergies and put me on a round of antibiotics and Nasal Steroids. That didn’t seem to help so I finally went to see an ENT to try to dig deeper. He just said it was allergies, gave me another round of antibiotics and said I needed to get tested again to figure out what the culprit is. Off I went to the Immunologist. He told me I most likely had chronic sinusitis, but he wanted me to take some really good allergy medications for a few weeks and ANOTHER ROUND OF ANTIBIOTICS before we started researching the sinusitis diagnosis (which would involve an MRI). The medication did help slightly, but at this point I had racked up quite a bit of doctor’s bills and didn’t want to waste any more money going in circles with these guys. I was constantly dealing with post nasal drip, sinus pressure, ear popping, constantly coughing and clearing my throat. My co-workers probably loved me. My throat clearing alone was about to send my cube mate to the loony bin.
This is where the dairy comes in….. I finally put 2 and 2 together and realized that the dairy was what was making me stuffy!!!!! So I quit eating dairy. Voila! No more congestion. However, for some masochistic reason, I keep eating dairy knowing how awful I will feel.
So today March 2nd, 2016 I am giving up dairy… for good. Once I’m done with Whole30 I will not eat any more dairy. The end. With this Whole30, I do want to focus on reintroducing gluten-free grains like Rice and Oatmeal to see how my body reacts. I also need to give my Immune system some TLC after all of those rounds of antibiotics.
So with all that being said, here is what I ate today:):
Organic Dark Roast Coffee w/ Full Fat Coconut Milk
Three Scrambled Eggs (I get my eggs from a local farm)
Roasted Sweet Potato cubes
Beetnik Chili (I love these freezer meals in a pinch. I find them at the local MOM’s Organic Market)
Side Salad with Blueberries and Tessemae Salad Dressing
Apricot La Croix
Chicken and Basil Meatballs in Tomato Basil Sauce over Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Apple with Almond Butter and Cinnamon
Five rounds for time of:
105 pound Deadlift, 12 reps
105 pound Hang power clean, 9 reps
105 pound Push jerk, 6 reps
*You can scale the weight as needed… I ended up doing 85# today
*In honor of USAF SSgt Timothy P. Davis, 28, who was killed on Feburary, 20 2009 supporting operations in OEF when his vehicle was struck by an IED. Timothy is survived by his wife Megan and one-year old son T.J.